I recently returned from the IECA conference in Orlando, Florida. The first three days included tours of seven colleges and universities, followed by conference sessions and a college fair for IECA consultants. Our first visit was to Emby-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona, a high-powered, modern, all-things-aeronautical university offering programs such as flight training, engineering, security, […]
The University of Aberdeen (Scotland) hosted a comprehensive three-day counselor tour, providing invaluable information regarding their programs, facilities, students and faculty. Aberdeen is a very vibrant and international city, in large part due to the university and the development of natural resources offshore. Approximately 20 percent of the students are international, with North American sending […]
I began my tour through the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York at the University of Rochester, a small research university located in a beautiful setting near the city of Rochester. More information is available in an earlier summary of a University of Rochester representative’s presentation in my office. This small, private research university […]
SCAD The University for Creative Careers Formerly known as the Savannah College of Art and Design, SCAD offers students a full range of creative and artistic areas of study. SCAD has campuses in Savannah, Hong Kong, Atlanta, and Lacoste, France. I toured several programs and the very modern dormitories located throughout Savannah (the largest campus), […]
The Laureate International Universities sponsored a very exciting and informative tour of their design universities in Milan, Italy, and hospitality management universities in Switzerland. Our tour included counselors from all over the world, with only a few from the US, providing an excellent chance to explore worldwide options for students. While many in the US […]
Texas Visits Several excellent college and university counselor tours were offered prior to the IECA (Independent Educational Consultants Association) conference in Dallas, Texas. Trinity University Our first stop was San Antonio, where we spent the day touring Trinity University, meeting faculty, and interacting with a student panel. My recent summary of our regional representative’s […]
Update from University of Washington Admissions Despite an increase of 5,000 freshman applications, the UW Office of Admissions is on track to mail decisions from March 15-31. Decisions will be mailed by postal mail as quickly as possible, however, it will take nearly two weeks to finalize all decisions and get them in the mail. […]
Check rapidly approaching financial aid deadlines for all of the colleges on your list on their financial aid webpages. Some also require the FAFSA or PROFILE for merit aid, so get familiar with the process at each institution.
Oxbridge Academic Programs will be holding an information session in Seattle very soon. It’s not too late to sign up. Anyone wishing to learn more about their summer study programs, for students aged 13-18, in England, France, Spain, New York, and Los Angeles, is welcome to attend. To learn more about Oxbridge Academic Programs, please […]
The new president of Denison University, Adam Weinberg, presented at this year’s IECA conference in Florida. His session, “Reflections of a New College President on Students, Parents, Institutions, and Pricing” provided food for thought with regard to the future of higher education. He cited the results of a recent study performed for Denison—college tours all […]
Now is a good time for families to check all financial aid deadlines and requirements on each college’s financial aid website. Cappex is offering a free online session: The Financial Aid + FAFSA 101 , December 17th, at 4 p.m. PST, and recordings are available if registration is made tomorrow.
Jarrod Larsen, the Seattle area representative for Oregon State University, provided an update on Oregon State University and answered questions regarding new programs and admissions. Here are some highlights: At OSU, both the College of Engineering and the College of Business provide GPA and course requirements online for future majors and all students who meet […]
Do you want to know what employers are looking for in college graduates? This interesting article in Forbes summarizes the results of a survey run by The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) a Bethlehem, PA non-profit group that links college career placement offices with employers. Here are the top five: 1. Ability to […]
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